B.S. Hydrology

The Bachelor’s Degree program provides students with a broad-based theoretical and technological understanding of environmental and physical sciences and prepares students to design and direct research programs related to water resources.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor Degree program are prepared to secure employment as crew or team leaders or entry-level managers or directors of tribal industry, local, state, federal programs. Graduates can and do move on to graduate degree programs in natural resources, hydrology, watershed management, law, engineering, or ecology.

Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the previous learning objectives, a student completing a Bachelor of Science in ­Hydrology should also be able to:

  • Apply and effectively articulate the major foundational hydrological principles (basic theoretical knowledge.)
  • Demonstrate sound working understanding of essential skills in data acquisition, technical assessment, computational analysis, and basic geospatial analysis applied in surface and groundwater quantification and quality.
  • Demonstrate effective professional written, oral, and graphical communication of hydrological measurements and concepts.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to identify and explain the importance of abstract and interdisciplinary problems related to the hydrologic sciences.
  • Identify and interpret key design components of scientific investigations that integrate climatologic, hydrologic, geomorphic, and ecological information and objectives.
  • Integrate hydrologic science concepts with awareness of place based (local or community) issues and related cultural perspectives.
  • Understand and practice the values of professional ethics, good citizenship, team work, and community service.